55
      Wednesday
      74 / 53
      Thursday
      75 / 56
      Friday
      75 / 60

      Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

      Jonathan Lucroy
      Jonathan Lucroy
      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Helping send Derek Jeter out a winner in his last All-Star game appearance, Mike Trout drove in two runs with a triple and a double to lead the American League past the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night.

      Jeter started his 14th and final midsummer gathering of the game's best with a vintage opposite-field double, following an ovation from the Target Field crowd of more than one minute. The Yankees captain went 2 for 2 and was removed to another roar from the fans in the top of the fourth inning.

      The four Brewers in the game made their presence felt. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, Aramis Ramirez went 2-3 with a double and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless sixth inning. Center fielder Carlos Gomez, playing left field, went 0-2 but made a nice catch in left field.

      Max Scherzer picked up the victory with a scoreless inning, and Twins closer Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for the save in front of his home crowd to again give the AL home-field advantage for the World Series.

      Another hometown favorite, Pat Neshek, took the loss for the NL.

      Miguel Cabrera homered for the AL.

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